What Jasic Wants To Be
Here’s a chirpy little video showing what Jasic dreams of being:
What Jasic Really Is, and Why It’s Still Useful
Under the hood, Jasic offers a thoroughly modern interpreter that’s almost compliant to ECMAScript 5.1. Some advanced language features are not supported, most notably
In terms of the interface, you get a console so you can
console.log() to your heart’s content. There is also syntax highlighting, as well as auto completion — incredibly useful when tap-tap-tapping on a touchscreen keyboard.
Speaking of the keyboard, Jasic’s keyboard includes an additional row of keys, giving you access to all of those essential characters:
Note the two Alt keys: That single row actually packs 27 different keys, since each key has three separate functions. The black state is the default, while the blue Alt key activates the blue state, and the red one switches on the red state. The ever-present semicolon is now just a single tap away, as is the equal sign. You can easily quote strings, create all three types of braces, and navigate your code with the arrow keys. It rocks.
You can also save your files and get back to them later.
Download: Jasic for iPad (free) [No Longer Available]